The Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Resources


Library

Listing of the Library of the Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand

Archives

Since its formation in 1888, the RPSNZ has been generating and accumulating paper and various items of ephemera. Through the efforts of a previous Archivist, the late Robin Startup, the Society's Archive was sorted, documented and boxed.Papers relating to the Society itself, notably minute books and the like, have been donated to the public Alexander Turnbull Library manuscript collection. The remaining items are held in the Library and can be perused onsite by members. Copies of most items can be made upon request, at a charge.

A full description of the Archive holdings, including those now at the Alexander Turnbull Library, is available to assist researchers into the stamps of New Zealand and the history of local philately.

Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Archives

Hidden Treasures

While indexes are available for several major journals with content relating to New Zealand philately, other interesting articles and notes have appeared over time in a variety of other publications. These include special Exhibition publications, Society anniversary special monographs and various regional or stamp dealer journals.

To assist the student of New Zealand philately to find these "hidden treasures" a bibliography was created in 2011. The listing is available sorted in two ways.

Hidden Treasures by Publication
Hidden Treasures by Subject/Age

The New Zealand Stamp Collector - Indexes

1919-1994 (Introduction and New Zealand)
1919-1994 (Other Countries and Author Index)
1995-2004
2005-Date

The New Zealand Stamp Collector - Excerpts & Supplements

Vol 099 No 02 Jun 2019 ~ New Zealand Post Office Mailbag Labels ~ Adam Miller
Vol 098 No 04 Dec 2018 ~ Papers & Perforations Used During the Printing of the 1935 Pictorial Definitive Stamps of NZ During the London Blitz ~ Lionel Savins
Vol 098 No 04 Dec 2018 ~ Census of Known Dated Items from the New Zealand Chalon Era ~ Klaus Moller.xlsx
Vol 098 No 04 Dec 2018 ~ Census - The Early Use of Stamps in New Zealand ~ Klaus Moller
Vol 095 No 02 Jun 2015 ~ Optical Properties of the Chalon Issues ~ Klaus Moller
Vol 095 No 02 Jun 2015 ~ Optical Properties of the Chalon Issues Tables ~ Klaus Moller
Vol 095 No 02 Jun 2015 ~ Instructional Markings on New Zealand Inland Telegrams ~ Adam Miller
Vol 094 No 02 Jun 2014 ~ The 1890 3d NZ Railways Newspaper Stamp Perf 12 1/2 ~ Adam Miller
Vol 094 No 02 Jun 2014 ~ NZ Wages Tax Summary of Information to 2014 ~ Jim Shaw
Vol 091 No 04 Dec 2011 ~ Cleaned: An Uncatalogued and All-But-Forgotten Variety of NZ Stamps ~ Geoff Rickards
Vol 091 No 03 Sep 2011 ~ A Pleat to End All Pleats? ~ Geoff Rickards & Brian Vincent
Vol 091 No 01 Mar 2011 ~ The Telegram Seals of New Zealand 1910-1962 ~ Adam Miller
Vol 090 No 03 Sep 2010 ~ New Zealand Pre-1970 Cinderellas Some New Finds ~ Adam Miller
Vol 089 No 02 Jun 2009 ~ Pre-Printing Paper Pleats ~ Geoff Rickards
Vol 088 No 03 Sep 2008 ~ The 1/2d Black Second Sideface Used on a Newspaper in 1898 ~ Adam Miller
Vol 088 No 03 Sep 2008 ~ An exceptional pair of early used New Zealand newspapers bracketing the 1/1/1873 rate change ~ Adam Miller
Vol 077 No 01 Mar 1997 ~ Dear Horace ~ Doug Tennant
Vol 076 No 04 Dec 1996 ~ The Teddy Bears Enjoy Their Picnic ~ Robin Gwynn
Vol 076 No 04 Dec 1996 ~ A Eady & Co The Mechanical Copyright Stamps and Shop Labels Etc. ~ Adam Miller

Books / Articles by Members

Allan Berry

Patriotic Covers of New Zealand

Adam Miller

The Establishment of the Post Office in Great Britain, 1656
The Design Competition of 1895 - Material in the RPSNZ Archives
New Zealand's Early Philatelic Journals
New Zealand Railway Charges Stamps 1925-1959
New Zealand Railway Newspaper, Parcel & Freight Stamps 1890-1928

Tony Ward & Jo Blyth

New Zealand Post Personalised Stamps 2019
New Zealand Post Personalised Stamps 2020